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Why is maintenance important at all? If you consider only business assets in production facilities and related machinery out of all investment goods in Europe, you reach a value of around 9.7 trillion euros in 2008. In Germany alone the equipment replacement value amounted to about 1.9 trillion euros. If you calculate a cross sector maintenance costs rate of 4.8 % (corresponding to the average value identified in this study), direct maintenance costs in European production locations add up to over 4.5 billion euros per year! These figures speak for themselves. Yet maintenance is not only of enormous significance for European enterprises. Our experiences show that
maintenance and asset management, particularly sustainability issues, are also increasingly moving to the forefront in the BRIC states, in the Middle East and in many emerging countries. First of all, in order to meet the resulting high quality and cost related requirements of maintenance systems, a comprehensive overview of the issue is needed. And this is exactly where the ConMoto study “Value oriented maintenance – the strategic dimension of the spanner” comes in. 83 companies and production plants from various sectors were analysed in detail - with amazing results.